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UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA - [UOFA], EDMONTON, ALBERTA - PROGRAMS

Edmonton, AlbertaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1908Established Year
  39094Enrollment

Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Biological Sciences)

 4 years
 120 Credits
 full time
  English
 on campus

Field of Study

$ 22,125 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • The University of Alberta offers a BSc in Biological Sciences for a duration of 4 years.
  • It is an on-campus program offered on a full-time basis only.
  • This degree is designed to provide a broad view of the life sciences and allows for customization and flexibility with courses and program direction.
  • The Biological Sciences program is also available with a BSc General degree or the BSc/BEd Combined degree.
  • The department has 18 museums and collections available to students, staff, and the general public to view and study.
  • The department contains nearly 60-degree programs in 39 subject areas, with state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities, opportunities for UG research, and professors who are leading researchers in their fields.
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree develops critical thinking, effective communication, creativity, independent judgment, and versatility. 
  • Students are awarded many scholarships, bursaries, and many other awards for their studies.
  • The Biology Program of UofA ranks 4th in Canada according to Maclean’s ranking.
  • The Faculty of Science at the University of Alberta delivers high-quality programs that investigate, explain, and explore the real science behind issues that affect daily lives.
  • It is a research and teaching powerhouse dedicated to shaping the future by pushing the boundaries of knowledge in the classroom, laboratory, and field. 
  • Job opportunities after BSc in Biological Sciences are Biological Technician, Biologist, Cytologist, etc.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Bachelor
Duration4 years
Total Credits120
Fees$ 92,464 for 4 years or 120 Credits Program
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Mar 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
Program Urlhttps://apps.admissions.ualberta.ca/programs/sc/sc010/bios5

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students have to complete the English (Literature and Composition) language and Mathematics courses.
  • Students have to complete one course from the following subjects to get admission in this program:
    • Fine Arts
    • Humanities
    • Languages other than English
    • Math/Sciences
  • Students have to complete two course from the following subjects to get admission in this program:
    • Biology
    • Physics
    • Calculus
    • Chemistry
  • Students should hold an English Language Proficiency test score.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Complete International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
  • Secured a minimum of 70% marks in one of these certificates: All India Senior School Certificate, Higher Secondary School Certificate, Intermediate Certificate, Indian School Certificate.
  • Completed grade 11 and grade 12 with 70% marks.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.


Required Document List

Following are the required documents:

  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Official Transcripts: Students have to submit a copy of their original official transcripts.
  • Reference letters: Students will choose letter writers that will be able to comment on their academic record as well as other experiences or relevant skill sets. 
  • Three Letters of Reference: The online application system will notify the references and allow the student to upload their letters. Letters can be academic or business references.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.


Application Deadline

Fall
Mar 01


Scores Required

90 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

61 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Tuition fees$22125$22125$22125$22125
Books and supplies$900$900$900$900
Health and wellness$91$91$91$91
Total fees`$23116$23116$23116$23116

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 10,800
Food$ 2,700

Ranking

Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

Ranked #151/ 500

Biology [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
University of Alberta Graduate Fellowship $5,544 Yes 04 Oct, 2020
Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship Variable Yes 14 Feb, 2021
University of Alberta- India Centenary Scholarship $14,165 Yes 12 Dec, 2020
India First Year Excellence Scholarship $3,795 Yes N/A
Alberta Geomatics Group Scholarship $378 Yes 01 Aug, 2020
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • There is no particular visa type to study in Canada but require a Student Visa.
  • International applicants who are applying for a Student Visa are required to have TRV (Temporary Resident Visa) or eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) for entry in Canada.
  • Following are the required documents for Students visa applications:
    • Application for Study Permit
    • Letter of acceptance
    • Proof of financial support
    • Passport photos
    • an Entry Visa to enter the country
    • Visa to study or work in the country
    • Resident Permit or registration after arrival in the host country

Work Study

Students must have a work-study visa to work in Canada and students from the University of Alberta can work both on-campus and off-campus.

On-Campus: Students can work on-campus. The jobs available for students are UAlberta offices like interns, assistants, receptionists, and Stores and restaurants, UAlberta bookstores, UAlberta libraries, Coffeeshops.  Students can work on-campus and up to 20 hours a week.

Off-Campus: Students can also work off-campus. The jobs available for students are companies in their field of studies, Banks, Restaurants, and Stores. Students can work off-campus and up to 20 hours a week.


Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities for students are:

  • Biological Technician
  • Biologist
  • Botanist
  • Cancer Researcher
  • Conservationist
  • Cytologist
  • Environmental Education Specialist
  • Forensic Laboratory Analyst
  • Geneticist
  • Healthcare Professions
  • Marine Biologist
  • Research Scientist
  • Zoologist


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